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megimoo
12-25-2008, 10:47 PM
Statewide emergency declared by Governor Gregoire

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - On Christmas Eve, Gov. Chris Gregoire proclaimed a state of emergency in Washington due to the state's ongoing series of winter weather and storms.

Gregoire notes snowfall has reached record or near-record level in 30 of Washington's 39 counties.

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Prior to the Governor's declaration the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) convened an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss current conditions and the forecast for two major winter storm systems that could bring another 18 inches of fresh snow to the region.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28383581

SarasotaRepub
12-26-2008, 09:27 AM
And we're supposed to be in the 60's today and tomorrow
with T-Storms. Go figura. :D

asdf2231
12-26-2008, 11:16 AM
Statewide emergency declared by Governor Gregoire

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - On Christmas Eve, Gov. Chris Gregoire proclaimed a state of emergency in Washington due to the state's ongoing series of winter weather and storms.

Gregoire notes snowfall has reached record or near-record level in 30 of Washington's 39 counties.

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Prior to the Governor's declaration the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) convened an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss current conditions and the forecast for two major winter storm systems that could bring another 18 inches of fresh snow to the region.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28383581

I Guess God really appreciated the Atheist Christmas sign in the Washington State Capitol Building.

:D

djones520
12-27-2008, 12:39 AM
British Columbia is getting pounded to. My dad was telling me they got nearly 2 feet of snow in just a couple of days. And how I understand it up there, thats almost unheard of.

SarasotaRepub
12-27-2008, 12:38 PM
Severe T-Storms heading towards St. Louis.

I just found and got my RadioShack WeatherAlert Radio back up
and running with the right FIPS code. :D

http://www.schaffrath.net/images/12-249-small.jpg

SarasotaRepub
12-27-2008, 01:46 PM
The radio alert just went off so I know I have the right code in.:D

FlaGator
12-27-2008, 02:11 PM
Sunny and near 80 degrees here in Northeast Florida. My ex moved to Washington state last year. I wonder if she regrets that move?

lacarnut
12-27-2008, 04:10 PM
It's in the 70's in south Lousiana. Beach weather.

djones520
12-27-2008, 06:11 PM
The radio alert just went off so I know I have the right code in.:D

Don't know why the NWS has their panties in a wad. I've been watching the radar all afternoon and seen nothing other then garden variety storms. They even issued a tornado warning just east of here, with no circulation or super-cells present.

SaintLouieWoman
12-27-2008, 06:20 PM
Don't know why the NWS has their panties in a wad. I've been watching the radar all afternoon and seen nothing other then garden variety storms. They even issued a tornado warning just east of here, with no circulation or super-cells present.
I foolishly listened to their warnings, particularly when I heard the weather radio constantly turning on. I took a lantern downstairs in case the electricity went off, some breakfast bars in case we got stuck, naturally took the dogs and the laptop. SR didn't stay downstairs as long as I did. He kept saying that he didn't think it was going to be that bad. I waited til the all clear was given. :o

At least it was a good fire drill for the possible spring storms. Any time it gets to almost 70 in this area in the winter, we usually have to pay for it with these storms.

At least it was my incentive to workout at the circuit we've set up in the basement. We have a lot of gym equipment in the basement. The place we worked out went out of business, so we'll save money and just workout here.

SarasotaRepub
12-27-2008, 07:33 PM
Don't know why the NWS has their panties in a wad. I've been watching the radar all afternoon and seen nothing other then garden variety storms. They even issued a tornado warning just east of here, with no circulation or super-cells present.

Yep, typical overreaction. :rolleyes:

All you had to do was look at the radars, there wasn't even a bow echo
for gawd's sake. I think I heard thunder a grand total of 3 little booms.

djones520
12-27-2008, 08:58 PM
Yep, typical overreaction. :rolleyes:

All you had to do was look at the radars, there wasn't even a bow echo
for gawd's sake. I think I heard thunder a grand total of 3 little booms.

Oh we got hit pretty good. 4 differant thunderstorms at least here on Scott. But nothing that could produce a tornado.

SarasotaRepub
12-28-2008, 09:59 AM
Oh we got hit pretty good. 4 differant thunderstorms at least here on Scott. But nothing that could produce a tornado.

Ya never know about a tornado. Back a long time ago I was on Paradise Island
staying at the resort that is now The Atlantis. There had been T-Storms in the
area but nothing major to speak of and the sun was out. A fairly small dark
cloud drifted over the resort and popped a bolt of lightning that hit in the ocean.
It didn't produce and rain or wind and kept on it's way about 3 miles off the
beach when the sucker dropped a good size water spout!!! I got it on tape, made
for some excitement. :D

And it came VERY close to a parasailing platform, I don't think the people on it
were very happy...